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Federal Anti-Discrimination Law Extends to LGBTQ Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered great news to the LGBTQ community nationwide. In this week’s landmark decision captioned Bostock v. Clayton County, the high court ruled that federal law—namely, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964—prohibits employment discrimination against LGBTQ workers. To that point, Justice Neil Gorsuch, writing for the 6-3 majority, stated, “An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates [the law].” (Read More)

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Adapting to a Changing Legal Landscape: Generation Y Attorneys

The law firm is one of the last bastions of the traditional workplace, and arguably diametrically opposed to many of Generation Y's values and work habits. Legal practice has enjoyed a rich tradition, valuing a clear hierarchical structure and the notion of 'paying one's dues,' while the Generation Y workforce emphasizes innovation, individualized goals and ambitions, and flexible work schedules. Generation Y attorneys are often criticized for entitled attitudes and 'lazy' work ethics.